Why did Trump threaten to raise China tariffs – and what now?

Trade talks seemed to be going well, but president alarmed markets with his tweets

Stock markets around the world have sold off sharply after Donald Trump threatened to raise the stakes in the simmering US-China trade war. Here are the answers to key questions about the rumbling dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

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